Haven't been here in awhile. Just go home from the pain clinic and need some advice. It was my first visit to the clinic so we went over my back history. She said that we need to have an updated MRI because the last one was done back in 2007 before surgery. Hello I have an artificial disc and fusion, metal, MRI are you crazy! I'm terrified and she really couldn't shed much light on the subject except that they'll use some kind of dye? Help!!! Can anyone shed light on this subject? How is the dye injected? Arm? Needle in back like the Discography test? Has anyone had an MRI with hardware in your back?